Sometimes I think things...

And then I write them down and get in trouble...

Staying Hungry, Staying Foolish

Playing The Fool Again

I'm building a new little venture right now and, for the first time in years, I'm flipped out excited. No no not because I think it will change the world and make me stupid rich - no I'm just excited to build it because it's fun and I like to build things. And dammit I'm having a great time.

Rob Conery | Opinion | Craziness

Are You Really Doing BDD?


I find that when you discuss BDD or DDD a mix of jargon and definitions is thrown around until no one understands each other. This type of thing plagues software development (see REST) and makes it extremely difficult to discuss... well anything.

Rob Conery | Opinion | Csharp | Node | Ruby

EmberJS Confuses Me

I Tried

Saying something confuses me is no great claim - many things do. It's entirely likely that I didn't study Ember long enough, or maybe I didn't give it the "time to soak in" that it deserved. Either way I punted on my efforts to bring an Ember title to Tekpub.

Rob Conery | Javascript | Opinion | Controversial

Lost at Sea


In 1986 I dropped out of college. I was 2 years into a meaningless attempt at a degree without a major. I lived in Los Angeles and attended L.A. Valley College taking 12 units of meaningless general education, swimming 4000 yards from 3-5pm every day trying to get in shape for water polo tryout at UCLA.

Rob Conery | Opinion

Just For Consumption

Make You a Deal

Long story short: I hired my 10 yr. old daughter to make the artwork for my slides for my NDC 2012 talk on PostgreSQL. I bought a new iPad 3 as I read books on my iPad a lot (make that only) - a clear screen is glorious. I was going to sell my old one but thought it would make a nice educational gift for my kids.

Rob Conery | Opinion

Men In Tech

The Boner

This all started, as most stories do, on a regular day. The sun was shining, I was in a good mood all things considered. I drove to work in light traffic in my new car that I could afford because I have this job in the technical industry. I'm a programmer - which is usually quite shocking to people when I tell them.

Rob Conery | Opinion | Controversial

Leaving Your Mark


The rampant amount of errors you run across (if you use IE with script error notification enabled) will make you sad for the internet. It lead my friend Miguel deIcaza to postulate:

Rob Conery | Opinion

If I Were Creating

Don't Fund It, Sell It.

Here's my premise: a lot of people have their Rails environment dialed in. The one's that are having a bit of a harder time tend to be the folks just getting started or perhaps upgrading. These are the people that might very well plunk down $5 for a tool to help them.

Rob Conery | Rails | Opinion